A Bradford actress has made her debut on the famous Coronation Street cobbles as a lap dancer in the Rover’s Return.
Abi Uttley plays Cherry, a dancer who comes to Weatherfield looking for work at Terry Duckworth’s new lap dancing club. She mistakes the famous pub as the venue and performs a lap dance to the horror of the street’s busybody and gossip Norris Cole.
Terry Duckworth has returned to Corrie and had a less than moving reunion with his son Tommy, who is played by Yorkshire actor Chris Fountain.
Terry hasn’t seen his son since he was a little boy, when he sold him to his in-laws to the dismay of his parents, Jack and Vera Duckworth.
Terry has returned to the street and plans on ruffling some feather with his new business venture,
Abi said: “It’s all a bit of a mix-up, as Cherry is unaware that she’s in the wrong place. All she’s bothered about is whether she nailed the audition.
“It was the best day’s work I have ever done, and all the cast were extremely friendly.”
Abi has previously starred in BBC1 daytime soap Doctors and ITV’s The Royal Today which was filmed in Bradford.
As well as her acting work, she is also a singer and regularly plays in the area with singer/songwriter Marc Otway
Abi also runs zumba classes at Grange Sports Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm and Saturdays at 10am, and at Klick Fitness on Wednesdays at 6pm.
She continued: “I am passionate about getting Bradford people fit and healthy. The classes are great for bringing the community together doing something positive. We’ve held some very successful zumbathons recently. We recently raised £500 for Bradford Autism Support Group and a few weeks ago we raised £5,000 for the Stroke Association.”